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.s. president barack obama has picked mary joe white to head the securities and exchanges commission. obama made the announcement on thursday. he said the sec played a critical role during the financial crisis but it needed street.uch more to reform wall >>e need to keep going after irresponsible behavior in the financial industry so the taxpayers don't pay the price. i'm absolutely confident that mary jo has the experience and the resolve to tackle these complex issues and protect the american people in a way that is smart and in a way that is fair. >> white served as a u.s. attorney in new york and led investigations on financial crimes and terrorist attacks, including the 1993 bombing of the world trade center. white said she'll devote herself to protecting investors and ensuring the transparency of u.s. capital markets. the obama administration is pushing for financial reform to avoid a recurrence of the financial crisis. japan's toyota motors and bmw group have teamed up. executives from the two automakers announced the collaboration in japan. >> we have high hopes for this project as it pr
in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> ifill: indeed this new effort comes on the heels of last year's election in which president obama won seven of every ten hispanic votes in his victory over republican mitt romney. senator john mccain of arizona said that's the key reason his party must now get on board. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> ifill: mccain also said the country cannot continue to deny citizenship to children brought to the u.s. illegally. president obama has said immigration reform is at the top of his second term agenda. today his spokesman jay carney welcomed the senate agreement. >> this is a big deal. this is an important development. this is in keeping with the principles the president has been espousing for a long time, in keeping with bipartisan efforts in the past, and with the effort this president believes has to end in a law
immigration reform. tomorrow, president obama heads to las vegas to give a policy speech on immigration. with washington focused on immigration, citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants could be the first major action in president obama's second term. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the senators-- four republicans and four democrats-- argue we have already granted a kind of amnesty to the 11 million undocumented workers who live in the shadows of american society. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawns, serve our food, clean our homes, and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. >> reporter: the "framework" the senators released today calls for tighter enforcement at the border and of existing immigration laws in return for granting immediate legal status for the 11 million undocumented workers now in the country. in the future, the number of new immigrants would be tied to the availability of jobs. >> we are going to enshrine in here the principle that americans get the first g
economist. >> susie: presidet obama made the case today for a sweeping immigration reform, calling it a "boost" for the economy. by giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, the president said there would be less opportunity for some employers to undercut companies that follow the rules. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the president flew to las vegas today to make that case that immigration reform would help companies and workers who follow the law. with 11 million undocumented workers in the country, the president said some employers are tempted to pay less than minimum wage or cheat their workers out of overtime pay. >> if we are truly committed to strengthening our middle class and providing more ladders of opportunity those who a willing to work hard to make it into the middle class, we have to fix the system. we have to make sure that every business and every worker in america is playing by the same set of rules. we have to bring this shadow economy into the light. >> reporter: critics of the president's plan to give legal status to undocumented workers say they've
to carry one. >> that is still a big if, at this point. >> we past financial reform in the house and senate. but there has to implementation by the sec. it still is not fully implemented, by any means. very dficu and tricky to do. >> whatever is written about the obama administration, its prosecution of the malefactors great what on wall street has certainly not a sterling chapter. it to be written. i charge mr. cordray and miss white without responsibility of every riding. >> you get the last word. thanks. see you next week.
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